Wednesday, 3 May 2017

 This was a previously fired piece that I cut up, re-positioned and re-fired.
close-up of centre - using little millefiori chips
before and after

 These were also chunks broken off of another piece and refired 
with a small piece of dichroic glass on top

this was just trying out a design idea

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

before and after

 this is before firing

this is after firing with clear glass 'edges' framing  the central piece.
I added those afterwards and re-fired it.
I over-fired the piece, so the pattern has mishapen, and has a couple of holes,
but I'm quite happy with this.
I could also neaten up the corners to square the piece up more - but haven't as yet :o)
(I usually use COE 90 glass)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

broken up bits - refired

I love breaking up pieces that I dont think are that good, refiring them 
and making them into more abstract pieces.

 this is my favourite - (at the mo!)

Monday, 10 April 2017

firing and cracking ..........

This piece cracked in a few places, whilst being fired.  I managed to push the pieces together with a couple of metal tools, while it was still very hot, and ...........
 it ended up just fine! :o)
This piece was fired, then had an insect decal fired into it, then added 
a strip of dichroic glass, and a final fireing. 
(I use GlasTac adhesive.)
Fortunately this piece didn't crack - - - whew!

obsessive! :o)

Friday, 24 March 2017

MWK - before and after fusing

Pendant with bail added - - - - plus another one

 once this had been fired, I chipped off some bits, and added the red
band plus a millifiori flower

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Glass "Dots"

These are tiny pieces of glass (cut into square shape is best) and over-fired.  They 'round' up and make lovely dots.  
It seems best to fire them on already-fired glass pieces.  You can do lots of things with them ............ but dont overfire if you want them to keep their shape.